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SKAI to replicate Viceroy design in major cities

The design for the Viceroy Dubai Jumeirah Village has been awarded the ‘Tall Buildings’ prize at this year’s Architectural Review MIPIM Future Projects Awards

The 60-storey Viceroy Dubai Jumeirah Village beat off competition from 25 other global projects.
The 60-storey Viceroy Dubai Jumeirah Village beat off competition from 25 other global projects.

Dubai-based real estate group SKAI plans to replicate its award-winning design of Viceroy Dubai Jumeirah Village across all the major cities around the world.

The design for the Viceroy Dubai Jumeirah Village has been awarded the ‘Tall Buildings’ prize at this year’s Architectural Review MIPIM Future Projects Awards.

The 60-storey Viceroy Dubai Jumeirah Village beat off competition from 25 other global projects, including Saudi Arabia’s Kingdom Tower, London’s Mile High Tower, and the Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences, One Dalton Street, Boston, to scoop its second major design win after winning the 2015 Leisure and Hospitality Project of the Year the Middle East Architect Awards.

SKAI, which conceptualised the unique design of the property and has now patented it and registered as a trade mark in 186 countries, plans to replicate similar structures in other major gateway cities.

“We are very proud to be honoured at this year’s Architectural Review MIPIM Future Projects Awards for the design of the Viceroy Dubai Jumeirah Village. When SKAI conceptualised the design of the Viceroy Dubai Jumeirah Village, it was important to be able to offer guests and residents the opportunity to experience all of the attractions of living in a tower as well as outdoor living – something we feel we have been able to achieve through this unique design,” said Nabil Akiki, CEO of SKAI Development.

“Following on from the success of this design, SKAI now plans to replicate similar structures in other major cities across the world, the details of which we will be announcing in the not too distant future,” said Kabir Mulchandani, Group CEO of SKAI.

Construction on the $353m (AED1.3bn) tower, which comprises 254 serviced apartments with their own private sky gardens and 247 hotel guest rooms, is on track to complete in late 2017.

China State Construction Engineering Corporation Middle East (CSCEC ME), the main contractor and a key investor, has now completed ten levels of the core building work with MEP, partition and blockwork currently underway.

 

The Viceroy Dubai Jumeirah Village will feature architecture allowing sunlight to shine through the core of the tower and a vertical microclimate design with over half a million sqft of flora, naturally helping maintain the temperature.

 

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